Case Study: Trent & Dove Housing

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Awards logo 2015 WINNER GREENIn Spring 2015, Trent & Dove Housing and Kensa Heat Pumps delivered the UKs most ambitious retrofit upgrades programme of its time, replacing electric night storage heating with Kensa ground source heat pumps connected to a micro heat network over 133 one and two bedroom bungalows over 15 different sites throughout Burton-upon-Trent.

Key Facts

  • £1.8m investment
  • £2.3m ECO and RHI income for 20 years
  • ECO subsidy supported
  • Non Domestic RHI supported
  • Micro ground source heat network
  • Displacing electric night storage heating
  • Retrofit individual Kensa 6kW Shoebox heat pumps
  • New wet system installed (radiator & hot water cylinder)
  • Three month schedule
  • Tenant fuel savings of £350-£500 per annum
  • Winner: Community Heating Project of the Year (Heating & Renewables Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Residential Retrofit Project of the Year (Heating & Renewables Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Ground Source Heat Pump Retrofit Scheme (Buildings & Energy Efficiency Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Sustainable Project of the Year (HVR Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Installation of the Year – Domestic Ground Source (National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Social Impact Technology of the Year (Business Green Technology Awards 2015)